America’s Car Museum Rolls Out ‘Giving a Break’ Initiative to Benefit Tacoma’s Less Fortunate

LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), the four-level, 165,000-square-foot facility that opened last June in Tacoma, Wash., today announced it will launch a community-focused program in Jan. 2013 titled “Giving a Break.”  The $100,000 museum initiative includes an alliance with United Way Pierce County to distribute ACM tickets to the area’s economically challenged, including veterans, children and elderly persons.

“A large portion of the funding for our museum came from our community,” said ACM President and CEO David Madeira.  “Consequently, Read More

RM Concludes Record 2012 Calendar with $11.5m Staluppi “Cars of Dreams” Sale

RM Auctions concluded its 2012 calendar on a high note in Florida this past weekend , generating more than $11.5 million in sales with 100 percent of all lots sold at its December 1 John Staluppi “Cars of Dreams” Collection sale in North Palm Beach.

The result of a decade of dedicated collecting by respected collector and successful entrepreneur, John Staluppi, the single-day auction presented a magnificent range of American automobiles and memorabilia before a standing-room only crowd. Capturing the Read More

The Original 1966 TV Batmobile to Cross the Block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson announced today that it will offer one of the most recognized and popular pieces of entertainment history worldwide, at its 42nd annual Scottsdale auction in January – the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which was heavily modified by legendary customizer George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The car will cross the block alongside Barrett-Jackson’s 5000 Series on Saturday, Read More

Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Announces Keith Martin as Grand Marshal

The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation is pleased to announce Keith Martin, Editor and Publisher of Sports Car Market, as Grand Marshal for this year’s event taking place February 22-24, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. The three-day series of extravagant events benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. Read More

Staluppi Collection Premieres This Thursday on Velocity

Tune into “Million Dollar Collections” this Thursday, November 29 at 7 pm ET for a first glimpse inside the Staluppi Collection. SCM Publisher Keith Martin, who is the host of “Million Dollar Collections,” said, “It was extraordinary to spend a whole day looking at the cars in the collection, as well as the setting that Staluppi has created for them. Everything about his museum is tastefully done, from the drive-in movie theme to the extremely high quality of the cars.” The Read More

Leake’s Dallas Auction Hits $6.7 Million in Sales

The Leake Collector Car Show & Auction, home-based in Tulsa, OK,  wrapped up another outstanding auction this past weekend, reaching  $6.7 million in sales and selling 58 percent of the cars. The auction was held in Dallas Market Hall, November 16-18. The top selling car was a 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 at $130,000, plus the buyer’s premium.

Other top selling cars were:  a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $96,000, a 2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at $90,000, a 1957 Read More

A Great Addition to the Amelia Island Concours Week

We would like to personally invite you to join our friends from Classic Motorsports magazine on a very intimate classic car tour around North and Central Florida.

This spring’s Orange Blossom Tour will kick off the week before the Amelia Island Concours and wrap up just in time for you to enjoy the unique VIP experience the staff at Classic Motorsports magazine have arranged at this amazing event. You will see a Florida that few people even know exists, Read More

Bonhams Welcomes Jakob Greisen to U.S. Motorcar Department

San Francisco – Bonhams is delighted to announce that Jakob Greisen will join the firm’s international team as the Head of Business Development, West Coast, US Motoring Department.

Jakob will assume his new position in Bonhams’ San Francisco office in February and, with his renowned expertise, will help augment one of the world’s oldest and most capable auction houses.

A native of Denmark and fluent in English and German, as well as his native tongue, Jakob is a lifelong automobile Read More

The New Year of Car Collecting Looks Bright at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce four extraordinary cars for its Scottsdale Auctions that represent major areas of demand within the car collecting community: a one-of-a-kind 1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider; a beautifully-restored, pre-war 1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante; an ultimate-specification, blue chip 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; and a highly-original 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra.  Gooding & Company will hold its Scottsdale Auctions on Friday and Saturday, Read More

Bonhams Gears Up for 2nd Annual Scottadale Auction

Following the smashing success of last year’s inaugural auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce that it’s accepting consignments for its return to the famed Scottsdale Car Week in January.

Hosted once again on the beautiful and spacious grounds of the premier Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, Bonhams’ auction of important collectors’ cars promises an impressive line-up for international connoisseurs with two very noteworthy machines leading the list of early consignments.

First is a car known as “Le Petite Royale”, Read More